ACI Africa, Aug 16, 2023 / 09:15 am
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in his visit to South Sudan this week urged the people of God in the east-central African country to continue to work toward building a united nation by embracing a spirit of peace and reconciliation.
Speaking to the media after his meeting with South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday, Aug. 14, Parolin underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation in building a stable country.
“Embrace the spirit of peace and reconciliation in order to build a harmonious society in the country,” said Parolin, who is in the country for a four-day official visit, in his address in Juba.
He urged South Sudanese leaders to fully implement the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), which was signed in 2018 to end the country’s civil war and to sustain lasting peace in the country.